BANGALORE, India, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MakerBot Asia Pacific & Japan (MakerBot APJ), a local division of desktop 3D printing leader MakerBot, today announced the appointment of technology solutions provider ARK Infosolutions Pvt Limited (Arkinfo) as an authorized distributor in India. MakerBot believes that Arkinfo can help increase the company's local footprint in India by allowing more resellers to offer MakerBot 3D Printing Solutions for Professionals and Educators. Arkinfo joins MakerBot's well-established channel network to offer accessible desktop 3D printing solutions that offer engineers and designers a faster and more effective way to develop ideas and offer educators a better way to integrate 3D printing in the classroom to teach creativity and problem solving.
Headquartered in New Delhi and with offices across nine locations in India, Arkinfo brings a strong team of sales, marketing and technical experts to market MakerBot's 3D printing solutions, including a network of over 2000 experienced technology resellers. Additionally, the company offers consultation and customer service to support local organizations and educational institutions in their 3D design, prototyping, and manufacturing workflows. The new MakerBot products Arkinfo will be offering include the new MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle, and more. In addition to working closely with leading resellers, Arkinfo has a strong focus on supporting schools in India. MakerBot's solutions for educators will help support the company's creative education program MindBox, geared towards further empowering teaching and learning through a hands-on and interactive approach.
"We are delighted to work with Arkinfo to expand our industry-leading new technology and superior 3D printing solutions to the local community, helping designers and engineers accelerate the product development cycle while enabling educators to nurture the next generation of innovators. MakerBot 3D Printers are transforming classrooms throughout the world by empowering students to innovate and learn the skills they need to succeed in tomorrow's job market," said Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Stratasys India.
"3D printing technology is rising to become one of the backbones to transform India's design and manufacturing landscape, and it is important that we provide the community and equip our next generation to prepare for this transformation. We are happy to partner with MakerBot, a premium provider of desktop 3D printing technology, to our portfolio, thereby fulfilling our vision, giving students first-hand experience of product design through an engaging and interactive way," commented Binish Parikh, Vice President, ARK Infosolutions Pvt ltd.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. MakerBot's mission is to advance tomorrow's innovators and institutions by empowering the professionals, educators, and students of today. Rather than solely focus on hardware, MakerBot offers connected solutions that address the wider needs of professionals and educators. MakerBot's solutions provide a faster more effective way for engineers and designers to test ideas and help educators to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest installed bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing -- shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility -- reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com, and follow us on LinkedIn.
ARK Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. is a Leading value added distributor for Technology Products in India, with the core belief in improving the lives of people by empowering them by a world-class team and performance excellence, the company partners with its clients in achieving effective solutions to meet the inherent challenges of their critical business processes.
Through the association with technology companies over the past 15 years, the company has gained a vast experience in Industry segments like Animation, Architectural Engineering & Construction, Gaming, Graphics Design, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Product Design and Robotics.
With 25,000+ Customers in the above mentioned industry segments, 1000+ customers in Higher Education and schools the company has been recognized by global technology companies for successfully implementing their solutions across India.
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